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gombeen

[ gom-been ]
/ gɒmˈbin /
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noun Irish English.

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Origin of gombeen

1860–65; <Irish gaimbín interest, especially exorbitant interest, literally, bit, small piece, diminutive of gamba lump, hunk

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